Shiny Hair Don’t Care!

Shiny Hair Don’t Care!

I’m bringing something a little out of the ordinary to the blog today- my hair straightening routine! I’ve gotten a lot of questions lately from my clients and fellow style bloggers about how I get my naturally curly hair so straight and shiny, and even though I’m not a beauty blogger I’m committed to sharing tips & tricks that will have you looking the very best YOU! I also recently received a new flat iron that has taken my straightening game to the next level!!

The Irresistible Me Diamond StraightenerΒ has tremendously shortened the time it has always taken me to flat iron my hair after blowing out. It also heats up in less than 15 seconds, and has an auto shut-off after 30 minutes. You wouldn’t believe how many times I have left my old iron on by accident and left the house…and then freaked out hours later thinking it might catch fire and burn our house down! Lol {funny now but not then}

My new straightener features unique ‘DIAMOND Hi-Tech’ which coats the ceramic plates with crushed diamond particles. This keeps all of our natural hair oils, color, and moisture in. My hair feels so healthy and shiny after flat ironing, and I truly believe it’s contributing to my hair remaining tamed through this crazy summer humidity…especially when I’m doing outdoor photo shoots for hours on end!

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I use very little product when styling with my flat iron because my hair gets greasy FAST, and can easily feel weighed down! My only two go-to products are the CHI Deep Brilliance Silk Reflection serum (for heat protection and major shine) and the Cantu Shea Butter Edge Stay Gel (to tame those pesky flyaways).IMG_20160828_203656

Here’s a photo recap of how my routine goes down- total time just 35 minutes including blow dry {from curly} and straighten! I use just a dime-sized amount of serum, and flat iron in sections from the back to the front. Occasionally I’ll curl my hair with the flat iron as well for a fuller, wavy look that typically lasts 2-3 days.

I hope this was helpful, and if you have any questions please feel free to leave me a comment below and I’ll be sure to respond!

Fashionably Yours,

Aliya

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24 Comments

  1. August 29, 2016 / 6:23 am

    Thank you so much for the advice!! My hair is looking pretty bad lately so this will help a lot! πŸ˜€ x

    • August 30, 2016 / 1:25 pm

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you found it helpful! πŸ™‚

      • September 3, 2016 / 3:44 pm

        Great post!
        I think I will buy some Diamond flat irons. Most of my flat irons like Chi only straighten the roots but no the edges.

  2. August 29, 2016 / 7:04 am

    Wow, what a fantastic straightener. It’s hard to tell which ones are great on the market, but I love the sleek design of this and the step by step photos. Your hair looks amazing. Thanks for sharing! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

    • August 30, 2016 / 1:44 pm

      I know what you mean! I’ve been through my fair share of straighteners, and I have to say this is the best one I’ve ever owned. & thank you for the sweet compliment darling! πŸ™‚

  3. thomasfalkenstedt
    August 29, 2016 / 7:35 am

    I wish my hair was long enough for a flat iron, haha. With that said I love that you’re sharing your tips in here for all of us to read πŸ™‚
    Have a great day!
    xoxo
    Thomas

    • September 2, 2016 / 2:55 am

      Haha well thank you for checking it out! πŸ˜‰

    • September 2, 2016 / 2:56 am

      Definitely check it out Mandy! & thank you for reading! πŸ™‚

  4. August 29, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    Wow your hair is so beautiful!! I have the same straighter and love it too! I love the serum product as I’ve been needing to add some extra shine to my hair! Love your tips! Xox! Adelina

    http://www.thecharmingolive.com

  5. August 29, 2016 / 5:03 pm

    A straightener that heats up in less than 15 seconds sounds like heaven to me. And I love how well it straightens your hair without any frizz too. Thanks for sharing your tips!
    Have a great week beautiful!

    xo, jackie
    stylemydreams.com

    • September 4, 2016 / 2:14 pm

      Yesss it is heaven!! haha! Thank you my sweet friend, and I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

  6. August 30, 2016 / 12:07 am

    That looks like such a useful and effective straightener! And I’m looking for a new straightener too so reading this post was perfect timing! πŸ™‚

    • September 4, 2016 / 2:28 pm

      It really is amazing, and I hope you love it Michelle! πŸ™‚

  7. August 30, 2016 / 12:07 am

    Perfect timing with your post, as I was looking for a new useful and effective straightener to purchase!!! πŸ™‚

  8. Claudia
    September 2, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    Good tips! I was thinking about buying a new straightener. This one looks like a great choice. Thanks for sharing.

    • September 7, 2016 / 1:21 am

      You’re so welcome, glad I could share with you…straighteners are such an important investment!

  9. September 3, 2016 / 5:35 am

    You have beautiful hair. I dont use heat on my hair but im glad you use a heat protector❀

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